About Us

Who We Are Now

The team at Kilara are a collection of real people with a passion to dive deep into your money matters. We’re accountants, financial planners, investment gurus, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, and even those at the beginning of their career journey, all here to manage and better your finances.

Andrew Holmes

Tax and Super Guru – Director, CPA, Financial Adviser, Fellow SMSF Specialist Advisor, Farm and Small Business
Adviser.

 

Chris Doyle

Tax and Small business Guru – Director, CPA, Experienced Small Business and Taxation Adviser. Loves to get a
great result for his clients.

 

Steven Edwards

Director, Senior Financial Adviser, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) The money man that loves making his clients rich. All round nice guy.

Skye Sommerville

Financial Adviser and Degree qualified Accountant/Ag Business. Loves the Share market and making
clients rich.

Tegan Tillack

Guru of Xero and cloud-based applications. Degree qualified Accountant and soon to be Chartered Accountant.

 

Lisa Newnham

Small Business Tax and Farm Guru. Master of Professional Accounting with 20 years’ experience.
Responsible for firm Tax Modelling tools to save clients heaps of tax.

Grant Steed

Small Business Tax and Farm Guru. Degree qualified Accountant with 20 years’ experience. Xero
specialist that loves saving clients tax.

And a little history to share how we got here:

Kilara Group has evolved from a practice that was founded in 1963 by Owen Jeffers. We pride ourselves that we still service clients today that have been with the firm since its inception.

The practice has operated out of the historic house “Kilara” since 1977.

Owen’s practice was purchased by Peter Dowdle and Howard Smith in 1980 and the firm became known as Dowdle Smith and Jeffers.

Malcolm McLean joined Peter and Howard in 1987. Malcolm became a Partner (replacing Howard) in July 1989 and at that time the firm’s name changed to Dowdle McLean.

The evolution continued when Andrew Holmes became a Partner in 2005 and on 1st July 2006 the firm was re-badged as Kilara Group. It was decided that Kilara was an appropriate name as the firm has been at home in the “Kilara” house for so many years.

Peter retired as a Partner in June 2007, leaving Malcolm and Andrew to carry on. 

1st July 2021 and another change. Malcolm retired as an owner and Christopher Doyle and Steven Edwards joined Andrew in the successful firm that has been servicing our clients for so long.

Talk To One Of Our Financial Specialists Today

Here’s why our clients think we’re great:

We decided to continue with Steven’s services at Kilara due to his professionalism, honesty & integrity. He understands our financial objectives and is able to devise strategies to meet our objectives. The team at Kilara have been very helpful and provide prompt customer service.

Tan

11th September 2020

Contact Us

We thank you for contacting us. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For all general inquiries: :

Monday to Friday

9:00am to 5:00pm

Corowa Office

Wangaratta Office